Thieves steal photos of Coleen Rooney's late sister

Coleen Rooney said her brother's car had been broken into outside a gym in Liverpool. Credit: PA

Coleen Rooney has revealed that sentimental photos of her late sister were stolen from her brother's car.

Coleen, who is married to footballer Wayne Rooney, posted on Twitter about the theft of her brother's laptop, which contained photos of her sister Rosie McLoughlin, who died in 2013.

She said the car had been broken into while it was parked outside the David Lloyd gym in Speke, Liverpool.

She wrote: "Please be aware off a lot of car break ins at @DLLSpeke ... my brothers car got done Sunday and they took a laptop containing sentimental photos of his son and my sister Rosie.

"He's having no luck as the staff at @DLLSpeke being really difficult in helping him and to deal with."

The theft came just days after what would have been Rosie's 19th birthday.

Manchester United player Wayne paid tribute to his sister-in-law last week by sharing a photo of her on his Instagram page with the message: "Miss this face every day. Happy Birthday Rosie."

Rosie, who had Rett syndrome, was 14 when she died.